Posts Tagged Men’s sports

Rebel soccer club on the rise in Manchester

FC United merchandise on sale inside the ground at Broadhurst Park in Manchester, England, Saturday, May 16, 2015. After a decade on the road, FC United of Manchester finally has somewhere to call home. FC United is a breakaway team set up in 2005 by a group of disaffected Manchester United supporters in protest at the 790-million pound (then $1.47-billion) takeover of their club by the Glazer family. (AP Photo/Clint Hughes)

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — It’s 90 minutes before kickoff and the stadium’s concourse is filling up with excited United fans clutching their match tickets and wearing red-and-white scarves and jerseys.

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New members of FIFA’s scandal-hit executive committee

In this Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014 file photo, President of The Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah speaks during a meeting in Bangkok, Thailand. The FIFA executive committee might have the worst reputation of any international sports body, still many candidates want to sit at the high table of soccer’s world governing body, known as the Exco. Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah is among nine men who formally join the Exco at FIFA’s congress on Friday May 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit, File)

ZURICH (AP) — The FIFA executive committee might have the worst reputation of any international sports body. Still, many candidates want to sit at soccer’s high table, known as the ExCo.

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Dnipro chasing a dream in Europa League final

MOSCOW (AP) — Against the backdrop of a conflict tearing its country apart, Ukrainian club Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk is aiming for success in the Europa League final.

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FRENCH OPEN LOOKAHEAD: Nadal, Djokovic finally get started

Defending champion Spain's Rafael Nadal poses for a selfie with an unidentified boy after a  training session for the French Tennis Open at the Roland Garros stadium, Friday, May 22, 2015 in Paris. The French Open starts Sunday. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

PARIS (AP) — Two most-talked-about men at this year’s French Open, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic, finally play their first matches on Tuesday.

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Toews gets 2 to force OT, but Hawks drop Game 5 to Ducks 5-4

Anaheim Ducks left wing Matt Beleskey left, scores the game winning goal past Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford during overtime in Game 5 of the Western Conference final of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs in Anaheim, Calif., on Monday, May 25, 2015.  (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — When Jonathan Toews scored twice in the final seconds to force overtime in Game 5, the Western Conference finals appeared to be bending under the weight of the Chicago Blackhawks’ famed playoff tenacity.

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